Capturing the world through photography, video and multimedia

1936 aerial view of Long Beach

1936 aerial view of Long Beach

July, 1936: An aerial photo of downtown Long Beach. In the foreground is the Silver Spray Pier with the Cyclone Racer roller coaster. Just beyond it is the Rainbow Pier, a horseshoe-shaped breakwater encircling the Municipal Auditorium.

Just above the Silver Spray Pier is Lincoln Park. In the distance is the Signal Hill oil field.

This photo by Spence Air Photos was published in the Sunday, July 26, 1936, Los Angeles Times Rotogravure section.

The Spence Air Photos archives are now at the UCLA Department of Geography.

Follow Scott Harrison on Twitter and Google+

Thumbnail view of all From the Archive posts.

No comments yet

Add a comment or a question.

If you are under 13 years of age you may read this message board, but you may not participate. Here are the full legal terms you agree to by using this comment form.

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until they've been approved.


Required, will not be published

Browse All Photos »